Claim the Sky will be a 224-page RPG of superheroes and villains while First Responders will look at real-life heroes such as the fire brigade, paramedics and pandemic fighting scientists.
The publisher set the Kickstarter goal at $40,000, and after barely 24 hours the total pledged is currently over $85,000 from over 820 backers. You can read more or join the pledges at the pitch page.
The Cypher System rules primer is free to download.
Claim the Sky is set in Boundless, a world with well-established heroes and organisations and no small problem with invading aliens, horrors from beyond the darkness and supervillains.
First Responders is set in a world much like ours, though, without the supernatural. The emphasis here is on real-world challenges, but large-scale events like forest fires or earthquakes can easily be applied to a setting like Numenera.
A third or even fourth book is possible. The Monte Cook team say they’ve plenty of ideas and the stretch goals very much leave the door open for exactly that.
If Heroes of the Cypher System hits $250k, then the publisher will commit to bringing out Cypher System Bestiary.
The PDFs of both Claim the Sky, First Responders and the Cypher System rulebook are available at $30.
Want the stretch goals? Add $20 to pledge $50. In other words, this is a Kickstarter that needs paying attention too. You won’t find out whether you think that $20 is worth it until the end. That said, backers at a ratio of more than 3:1 are just throwing that extra $20 down now.
If you want the two hero books in print (while still getting Cypher in PDF), then your pledge needs to be $90. If you want the digital and physical stretch goals with that, then step up to $130.
It’s the $130 tier that’s attracted the lion share of backers.
The expected delivery date is October 2021, no matter the format.
Correction (12 Nov): Claim the Sky will be a 224-page book, not 448 as previously stated.
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